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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 9th February 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1City of London (Ward Elections) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for further consideration of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be further considered on Wednesday 16th February.
2First Standing Committee on Delegated Legisation,—Mr Barry Jones reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Authorities (Funds) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3459).
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
3Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr John Maxton reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Foundation Subject (Amendment) (England) Order 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
4European Standing Committee B,—Mr Humfrey Malins reported from European Standing Committee B the following Resolution:
 
        That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 13523/2/99, the Common Strategy on Ukraine, and the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 31st January 2000 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the Presidency's work plan on the implementation of the Common Strategy of the European Union on Ukraine; supports the Government's objective of developing closer, constructive relations with Ukraine; and agrees that the Common Strategy has the potential to make a significant contribution towards strengthening the EU-Ukraine relationship.
 
        Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.
5European Standing Committee C,—Mr John McWilliam reported from European Standing Committee C the following Resolution:
 
        That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 10948/99, Commission report on the application of the Community rules for State Aid to the coal industry in 1996 and 1997; and supports the Government's actions in pressing the European Commission to interpret the Coal State Aid Code strictly.
 
        Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.
6Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill,—Mr Secretary Straw, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Secretary Cook, Mr Secretary Mandelson, Mr Secretary Hoon and Mr Charles Clarke, presented a Bill to make provision for and about the interception of communications, the acquisition and disclosure of data relating to communications, the carrying out of surveillance, the use of covert human intelligence sources and the acquisition of the means by which electronic data protected by encryption or passwords may be decrypted or accessed; to provide for the establishment of a tribunal with jurisdiction in relation to those matters, to entries on and interferences with property or with wireless telegraphy and to the carrying out of their functions by the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Headquarters; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 64].
 
        Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill be printed [Bill 64-EN].
7Emissions Trading,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish emissions trading; to create an emissions trading authority; to require the corporate disclosure of emissions; and for related purposes: And that Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West), Mr Andrew Love, Mr Stephen Hesford, Mr Stephen Twigg, Mr James Plaskitt, Ms Karen Buck, Mr Colin Burgon, Mr Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West), Mr Phil Hope, Gillian Merron and Jim Fitzpatrick do prepare and bring it in.
8Emissions Trading Bill,—Mr Gareth R. Thomas (Harrow West) accordingly presented a Bill to establish emissions trading; to create an emissions trading authority; to require the corporate disclosure of emissions; and for related purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 21st July and to be printed [Bill 65].
9Financial Services and Markets Bill (Programme),—Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to proceedings on the Financial Services and Markets Bill:—
Timetable
 
        1.—(1) Remaining proceedings on Consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at today's sitting.
 
        (2) Proceedings on Consideration shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock.
 
        (3) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), each part of proceedings on Consideration shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE
ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Remaining New Clauses; amendments to Clauses 1 to 9 and 11 to 18. One hour after commencement of proceedings on this Order.
Amendments to Clause 19. Two hours after commencement of proceedings on this Order.
Amendments to Clauses 20 to 51 and 53 to 94.Three hours after commencement of proceedings on this Order.
Amendments to Clauses 95 to 203.Four hours after commencement of proceedings on this Order.
Remaining proceedings on Consideration. Five hours after Commencement of proceedings on this Order.
 
        (4) Proceedings on Third Reading shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock.
Questions to be put
 
        2.—(1) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1 the Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—
 
          (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;
 
          (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;
 
          (c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
 
          (d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded;
 
    and on a Motion for a new Clause or Schedule, the Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.
 
        (2) If two or more Questions would otherwise fall to be put under sub-paragraph (1)(c) on amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.
Miscellaneous
 
        3.—(1) This paragraph applies if—
 
          (a) a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) has been stood over to Seven o'clock; but
 
          (b) proceedings to which this Order applies have begun before then.
 
        (2) Proceedings on that Motion shall stand postponed until the conclusion of those proceedings.
 
        4.—(1) No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken.
 
        (2) No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings to which this Order applies shall be made except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
 
        (3) No debate shall be permitted on any Motion to recommit the Bill (whether as a whole or otherwise), and the Speaker shall put forthwith any Question necessary to dispose of the Motion, including the Question on any Amendment.
 
        5. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to this Order.
 
        6. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings to which this Order applies.
 
        7. Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.
Supplemental orders
 
        8.—(1) If any motion is made by a Minister of the Crown to amend this Order so as to provide a greater amount of time for proceedings on the Bill under paragraph 1 of this Order, the Question thereon shall be put forthwith and may be decided, though opposed, at any hour.
 
        (2) If any Motion is made by a Minister of the Crown to supplement the provisions of this Order in respect of proceedings on any Lords Amendments or any subsequent message from the Lords relating to the Bill, such Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, at any hour and the proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion three quarters of an hour after they have been commenced.
 
        (3) If at any day's sitting the House is adjourned, or if the sitting is suspended, before the time at which any proceedings are to be brought to a conclusion under this Order, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.—(Jim Dowd.)
10Financial Services and Markets Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded further to consider the Financial Services and Markets Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        Another Clause (Matters to be included in orders under section 20)—(Mr Howard Flight)—brought up, and read the first time.
 
        Question, That the Clause be read a second time, put and negatived.
 
        Amendment (No. 240) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 456) proposed to the Bill, in page 2 line 18, at the end to insert the words—
 
        '(g) the need to facilitate access to appropriate financial services for disadvantaged consumers.'.—(Dr Vincent Cable.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Tom Brake: 38.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr David Clelland: 305.
 
        So the Question was negatived.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 241 and 242) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 235) proposed to the Bill, in page 2, line 26, at the end to insert the words—
 
        '(4A) The Authority must ensure that its staff responsible for or involved in—
 
          (a) monitoring, investigating or disciplining authorised or approved persons or,
 
          (b) investigating persons suspected of engaging in, or of requiring or encouraging another person to engaged in, market abuse or any offence for which it can institute proceedings, and
 
          (c) drafting, or giving instructions to the draftsman of, rules, statements of principle or codes
 
    shall be suitably competent and shall have sufficient knowledge of the relevant financial sector to fulful their functions.'.—(Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made;
 
        And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion relating to Financial Services and Markets Bill (Programme), the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].
 
        Question, That the Amendment be made, put and negatived.
 
        The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Question he was required to put at that hour.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 405 and 67) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 4) proposed to the Bill, in page 8, line 21, leave out from the word 'communicate' to the word 'activity' in line 22 and to insert the words 'or cause to be communicated—
 
        (a) an invitation to engage in investment activity; or
 
        (b) information which is intended or might reasonably be presumed to be intended to lead directly or indirectly to engagement in such'.—(Mr David Healthcoat-Amory.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.
 
        Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 5) proposed to the Bill, in page 8, line 28, to leave out the words 'capable of having an effect' and to insert the words 'intended to be acted on by a person', instead thereof.—(Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Keith Simpson, Mr John Randall: 175.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Clelland, Mr Kevin Hughes: 312.
 
        So the Question was negatived.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 68, 406, and 243 to 248) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 34) proposed to the Bill, in page 13, line 29, at the end to insert the words—
 
        '(cc) a person qualifying for authorisation under Schedule 5,'.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 69 to 78) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 199) proposed to the Bill, in page 15, line 14, at the end to insert the words—
 
        '(5) No exemption order to which subsection (7) applies may be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.
 
        (6) An exemption order to which subsection (7) does not apply shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
        (7) This subsection applies to an exemption order which:
 
          (a) is the first order to be made under this section in respect of a particular person; or
 
          (b) varies an order previously made so as to vary or remove an exemption.'.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 79 to 88) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 206) proposed to the Bill, in page 17, line 27, after the word 'if' to insert the words 'after receiving representations'.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment. by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 89 to 114, 407, 116, 117, 249 to 279, 408 to 414, 280 to 284 and 415 to 417) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 457) proposed to the Bill, in page 43, line 20, to leave out the words 'in relation to the market'.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 285 to 297, 118 to 120, 298 to 315, 418, 419, 316, 317, 447, 318, 319, 448, 121 to 130, 320 to 329 and 131 to 135) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 237) proposed to the Bill, in page 103, line 18, to leave out subsections (4) to (7) and to insert the words—
 
        '(4) The ombudsman's determination shall be binding on the respondent and the complainant and shall be final.
 
        (5) The ombudsman's statement must:
 
          (a) give the ombudsman's reasons for his determination; and
 
          (b) be signed by him.', instead thereof.—(Mr Howard Flight.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 449 to 454, 136 to 145, 330 to 342, 146 to 153, 343, 344, 420, 154 to 157, 421 to 435, 455 and 436) made to the Bill.
 
        A Schedule (Insurance and banking business transfer schemes: certificates)—(Miss Melanie Johnson)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Another Schedule (Role of the Competition Commission)—(Miss Melanie Johnson)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 345 to 363) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 483) proposed to the Bill, in page 202, line 4, at the end, to insert the words—
 
'Value for money examinations
 
        22. Section 6 of the National Audit Office Act 1983 (which enables the Comptroller and Auditor General to conduct examinations into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which certain departments, authorities and bodies have used their resources) shall apply to the Authority.'.—(Mr David Davis.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (no. 444) proposed, in page 205, line 12, at the end, to insert the words—
 
'Mortgages for house purchase
 
        23A. The provision of loans for the purchase of property for residential use, where the obligation of the borrower to repay the lender is secured on the value of the property in question.'.—(Dr Vincent Cable.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 158 to 177, 442, 178, 179, 443, 180 and 181) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 239, line 5, at the end to insert the words—
 
        '7A. In section 13 (control of subsidiaries and other bodies corporate),—
 
          (a) in subsection (2)(a) for "of the activities specified in Schedule 7 to this Act" substitute "activities authorised by the Commission"; and
 
          (b) omit subsection (8).
 
        7B. In section 52 (applications to court), in subsection (2)(d) for "mentioned in Schedule 7 to" substitute "authorised by virtue of section 13(2)(a) of".
 
        7C. Omit Schedule 7 (activities which may be carried on by a subsidiary of or body jointly controlled by an incorporated friendly society).'.—(Dr Vincent Cable.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 182 and 183) made to the Bill.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read the third time;
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 340.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Keith Simpson, Mrs Eleanor Laing: 128.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.
11Scottish Grand Committee,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 100(1), That the Scottish Grand Committee shall meet—
 
        (a) on Tuesday 29th February at half-past Ten o'clock at Westminster to consider a substantive Motion for the adjournment of the Committee;
 
        (b) on Wednesday 5th April at half-past Ten o'clock at Westminster to consider a substantive Motion for the adjournment of the Committee—(Mr Clive Betts):—It was agreed to.
12Public Administration,—Ordered, That Helen Jones be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Administration and Mr Neil Turner be added to the Committee.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
13Modernisation of the House of Commons,—Ordered, That Mr Stephen Twigg be discharged from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons and Ann Coffey be added to the Committee.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
14Broadcasting,—Ordered, That Mr Andrew Stunell be discharged from the Broadcasting Committee and Norman Baker be added to the Committee.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
15Environmental Audit,—Ordered, That Norman Baker be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mr Paul Keetch be added to the Committee.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
16Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of Hardwicke and Haresfield against the building of new houses on agricultural land at Colethrop Farm, Haresfield, was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and be printed.
17Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Clive Betts);
 
        And the Motion having been made after Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then seventeen minutes to Eleven o'clock, till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.43 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Competition,—Competition Act 1998 (Director's Rules) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 293), dated 9th February 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
2Consumer Credit,—(1) Consumer Credit (Conduct of Business) (Credit References) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 291), and
 
        (2) Consumer Credit (Credit Reference Agency) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 290),
 
    dated 8th February 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
3Education,—(1) Education (Exclusion from School) (Prescribed Periods) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 294), dated 8th February 2000,
 
        (2) Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 297), dated 9th February 2000,
 
        (3) North West Shropshire Education Action Zone Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 295), dated 8th February 2000, and
 
        (3) South of England Virtual Education Action Zone Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 296), dated 8th February 2000
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
4Environmental Protection,—(1) Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 227), and
 
        (2) Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 207)
 
    dated 2nd February 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5Income Tax,—Special Commissioners (Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 288), dated 8th February 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
6Medicines,—Medicines for Human Use (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 292), dated 8th February 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
7Powers of Attorney,—Enduring Powers of Attorney (Welsh Language Prescribed Form) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 289), dated 1st February 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
Other Papers:
8Forestry,—Accounts of the Forestry Fund for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 240] [Clerk of the House].
9Public Accounts,—Treasury Minute on the Forty-first Report from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 1998-99 [by Command] [Cm. 4593] [Mr Stephen Timms].
10Telecommunications,—Paper, entitled Amendments to the Agreement and the Operating Agreement relating to the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization (EUTELSAT) [by Command] [Cm. 4572] [Mr Secretary Byers].
11Treaty Series (No. 6, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Panama City on 25th March and 5th May 1999, extending the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Panama for the Promotion and Protection of Investments signed at Panama City on 7th October 1983 to the Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey [by Command] [Cm. 4590] [Mr Secretary Cook].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Carers and Disabled Children Bill:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee C; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr David Amess, Mr Andrew F. Bennett, Mrs Virginia Bottomley, Mr Paul Burstow, Mr Tom Clarke, Maria Eagle, Mr Huw Edwards, Mr Andrew George, Mrs Llin Golding, Mr Philip Hammond, Mrs Sylvia Heal, Mr John Hutton, Mr Tom Pendry, Mr Lawrie Quinn, Mr Robert Syms and Dr Desmond Turner.
2Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nicholas Winterton and Mrs Ray Michie additional Chairmen of Standing Committee F in respect of the Bill.
3Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2000:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and has appointed Mr Eric Illsley Chairman: and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Graham Allen, Mr David Curry, Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, Barbara Follett, Mr Andrew George, Mr John Horam, Dr Brian Iddon, Helen Jones, Mrs Jacqui Lait, Mr Stephen McCabe, Dan Norris, Mr Chris Pond, Dawn Primarolo, Mr John Randall, Mr Peter Temple-Morris and Steve Webb.
4Draft African Development Fund (Eighth Replenishment) Order 1999:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Brian H. Donohoe, Mr Bill Etherington, Mr George Foulkes, Dr Ian Gibson, Dr Norman A. Godman, Mr David Heath, Mr Robert Jackson, Lynne Jones, Dr Ashok Kumar, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Brian Sedgemore, Mr Gary Streeter, Dr Jenny Tonge and Mr Dennis Turner.
5Draft Greater London Authority (Disqualification) Order 2000:,—
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Robert Ainsworth, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Tom Brake, Mr Iain Coleman, Mr Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Keith Darvill, Mr Edward Davey, Mr Neil Gerrard, Ms Harriet Harman, Mr Keith Hill, Mr Bernard Jenkin, Sir Peter Lloyd, Mr John McDonnell, Joan Ruddock, Mr John Wilkinson and Mr Phil Woolas.
6Draft Foundation Subject (Amendment) (England) Order 2000,—The Speaker has appointed Mr John Maxton an additional Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.
7Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) Order 2000, the draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Health) Order 2000, the draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Education) Order 2000, the draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2000, the draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) Order 2000, the draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) Order 2000, and the draft Data Protection (Crown Appointments) Order 2000,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Mike Hall and Mr Tony Lloyd from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Mr David Jamieson and Mr Syd Rapson.
European Standing Committees
8The Speaker has appointed Mr John Butterfill Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Documents Nos. 14320/98, 12838/99, 12839/99 and 12840/99, relating to the 1999 Review of Telecommunications Legislation and Radio Spectrum Policy.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Agriculture,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Agriculture Committee [Implications for UK Agriculture and EU Agricultural Policy of Trade Liberalisation and the WTO Round]; to be printed [No. 246-i]; and
 
        (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Environmental Regulation and Farming]
 
    [Mr Austin Mitchell].
2Education and Employment,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee [General Teaching Council]; to be printed [No. 239] [Mr Barry Sheerman]; and
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Employment Sub-Committee of the Committee [Work Permits for Overseas Footballers]; to be printed [No. 218-ii] [Mr Derek Foster].
3European Scrutiny,—Eighth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 23-viii] [Mr Jim Marshall].
4Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [The Tobacco Industry and the Health Risks of Smoking; to be printed [No. 27-viii] [Mr David Hinchliffe].
5Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Ministry of Defence: Major Projects Report 1998]; to be printed [No. 247-i] [Mr David Davis].
6Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Public Administration Committee [Making Government Work: Civil Service Reform]; to be printed [No. 238-i] [Dr Tony Wright].
7Science and Technology,—(1) Third Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Scientific Advisory System: Diabetes and Driving Licences], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee in the last Session of Parliament; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 206]; and
 
        (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Scientific Advisory System: Diabetes and Driving Licences]
 
    [Dr Michael Clark].
8Scottish Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee [Poverty in Scotland]; to be printed [No. 59-v] [Mr David Marshall].
9Social Security,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Social Security Committee [Medical Services]; to be printed [No. 183-iv] [Mr Archy Kirkwood].
10Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [Government's Cash and Debt Management]; to be printed [No. 154-ii] [Mr Giles Radice].

Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 9th February 2000
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 24th May 1999]

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned—(Mr David Jamieson.)
 
        And it being Two o'clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 2.00 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker        



 
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